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Jonathan Oxer

The official Ethernet shield came up as an early problem for me when adding to @GrayNomad's list, because it's been available in several versions. The latest one is (I think) version 5, and the record in the DB is mostly a reference to v4 (including the photo) but the pinouts are for v5.

I'm intending to duplicate the record and have separate entries for v4 and v5.
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Jon
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mowcius

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The official Ethernet shield came up as an early problem for me when adding to @GrayNomad's list, because it's been available in several versions. The latest one is (I think) version 5, and the record in the DB is mostly a reference to v4 (including the photo) but the pinouts are for v5.

I'm intending to duplicate the record and have separate entries for v4 and v5.

Maybe have one page for the latest version but then have links off that for previous versions. Saves filling the site up with lots of versions of shields.

Mowcius

robtillaart

Thanks for the great list, now it's far easier to create my Xmas wish list :)

An idea came into my mind when reading this discussion. Could shield manufacturers place a mark which pins the shield uses? e.g. a square or a circle around the pinnumbers or just inverse print the number on the shield itself, or don't print the numbers used as these pins are not available? As I have no experience in designing boards I do not know what's possible or easy to do. Are there reasons not to mark the pins? e.g. some pins are optional and others aren't? Different markings?

Just thinking out loud,
Rob
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mowcius

Rob, sounds like an easy thing to do. Maybe some companies would take it on board. I would put a box around them or some kind of other indication like you said.

Mowcius

robtillaart

Hi Mowcius,
Could it be standardized in some way? e.g. in the shield development guidelines? Does such a doc exist? only saw http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoShields

Rob
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